How to Recover From Putting Petrol in a Diesel Car

Last Updated on September 12, 2015 by Jasper Austin

I’ve just put petrol in my diesel car! This is something we hear every day at Wrong Fuel Recovery. Over the years we have established ourselves as the UK’s number one petrol in diesel car recovery service. With a case of someone putting the wrong fuel in their car happening every 4 minutes, this epidemic of putting petrol in a diesel car or diesel in a petrol car has taken the world by storm. It only takes a few moments to be distracted at the fuel pump for this mistake to happen.

Here are a few tips for when you put petrol in a diesel car.


Firstly, try not to panic. Putting the wrong fuel in a car is one of those mistake where you could kick yourself for doing, but it happens more often than we think.

Secondly, don’t start the vehicles engine, this will reduce damage as the petrol and diesel fuel cannot circulate the system unless the engine is on.

Thirdly, you will need to get the vehicle drained and the wrong fuel flushed out of the system using specialist equipment designed for draining petrol from a diesel car.

So who has this specialist petrol in diesel car drainage system? Wrong Fuel Recovery provides a unique 24-hour mobile fuel drain service for motorists who have accidentally put the wrong type of fuel in their car. They will attend your vehicle at any location and will proceed to drain and flush the fuel system. Once all the wrong fuel has been drained the vehicle can then be filled with the correct fuel and the vehicle can then be started back up again and you can be on your way. With full UK coverage and their main office in London, you can be sure you will always receive a professional, fast mobile fuel drain service from the wrong fuel experts.

For more information on what to do if you have put the wrong fuel in your car, call the wrong fuel experts now on 0800 772 3842 for immediate assistance no matter where in the country you might be.

Its estimated that over 150,000 motorists have put the wrong type of fuel in their car every year across the UK, so if you make the mistake of putting the wrong fuel in your car don’t feel too foolish.

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